Nestled in the Valley of Forgue, deep in the East Highland hills of Scotland,
is The GlenDronach, one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland.
The GlenDronach is of true Highland style; a rich and full-bodied spirit,
perfect for long maturation in Spanish sherry oak. At The GlenDronach
Distillery, we have carried forth the tradition of our founder James Allardice
since 1826, maturing our complex Highland spirit in the finest Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía in Spain.
Pedro Ximénez casks impart rich, deep fruit flavours, whilst dry and nutty notes come from our Oloroso casks.
Every expression of The GlenDronach Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
has been crafted for depth of colour; rich,full-bodied complexity; and a long, satisfying finish.
The GlenDronach Cask Strength – batch 9 offers connoisseurs a deep insight into the distillery’s signature character, by bottling at the whisky’s natural cask strength of 59.4%. The ninth release of this expression has been matured in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks, resulting in a characterful and richly-sherried Single Malt, with the full depth of maturation in Spanish oak.
Add a drop or two of water to reveal a cornucopia of flavour; from treacle toffee and raisin-filled toasted brioche, to baked apple and bramble pie and star anise. The depth of flavour continues into The GlenDronach’s signature long and lingering finish.
Each Cask Strength release has been bottled without chill filtration and at high strength, as was the custom before the turn of the 20th century. As with all The GlenDronach expressions, all of the natural colour is drawn from slow maturation in Spanish oak casks.
THE GLENDRONACH CASK STRENGTH BATCH 9
Nose: Cocoa, liquorice root and baked orange on a base of sultana bread and crème brûlée.
Finish: Layers of richly roasted malt, and a lingering dark chocolate, espresso finish.
Colour: Deep copper
Taste: Treacle toffee and raisin-filled toasted brioche crescendo to baked apple and bramble pie, butterscotch and star anise.